Tuesday, July 3, 2012

8th Cinemalaya Film Festival at 3 venues: CCP, Greenbelt 3 & Trinoma

Twenty five (25) new digital films will compete in the 2012 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition on July 20-29, 2012 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Greenbelt 3 Makati and Trinoma Quezon City.

This year, Cinemalaya gets even bigger with the addition of a new major venue at Trinoma Cinema in Quezon City. The addition of Trinoma as a third major venue for the festival is part of the vision of Cinemalaya organizers to make the Festival more accessible to the growing number of audiences that attend Cinemalaya.

Cinemalaya’s main competition categories are the New Breed full length feature category and the Short Feature category featuring works by new directors. The Directors Showcase is a competition for works by established directors.

Ten (10) films compete in the New Breed full length feature category:
[Posters, Synopses, Credits, Schedules & Trailers - here]
Aparisyon by Vincent Sandoval
Ang Katiwala by Aloy Adlawan
Ang Nawawala by Marie Jamora
Mga Dayo by Julius Sotomayor Cena
Diablo by Mes de Guzman
Intoy Syokoy ng Kalye Marino by Lemuel C. Lorca
Oros by Paul Sta. Ana
REquieme! by Loy Arcenas
Santa Niรฑa by Emmanuel Quindo Palo
The Animals by Gino M. Santos

Five (5) films compete in the Directors Showcase:
[Posters, Synopses, Credits, Schedules & Trailers - here]
Bwakaw by Jun Robles Lana
Kalayaan (Wildlife) by Adolfo B. Alix Jr.
Mga Mumunting Lihim (Those Little Secrets) by Jose Javier Reyes
Posas (Shackled) by Lawrence Fajardo
Kamera Obskura by Raymond Red

Ten (10) films compete in the short film category:
[Posters, Synopses, Credits, Schedules & Trailers - here]
Ang Paghihintay sa Bulong by Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo
As He Sleeps by Sheron Dayoc
Balintuna by Emmanuel Escalona Jr.
Bohe Sons of the Waves by Nadjoua Bansil
Manenaya by Richard Legaspi
Pasahero by Mario Celada
Ruweda by Hannah Espia
Sarong Aldaw by Marianito Dio Jr.
Ulian (Senility) by Chuck Gutierrez
Victor by Jarell M. Serencio

Now on its 8th year, Cinemalaya is a project of the Cinemalaya Foundation, Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Film Development Council of the Philippines and Econolink Investments, Inc. It is an all-digital film festival that aims to discover, encourage and honor cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers that boldly articulate and freely interpret the Filipino experience with fresh insight and artistic integrity.

Check out the information on tickets & festival passes for Cinemalaya 2012.

Cinemalaya will run from July 20-29, 2012 at the CCP and July 21-29, 2012 at Greenbelt 3 and Trinoma. Cinemalaya will feature about 60 films on exhibition with 25 films in competition. It features a variety of sections, namely the NCCA Premieres, Ani, Cinemalaya Documentaries focus on Early Indies and a special Retrospective on Mario O’Hara’s works as actor, writer and director

This year, highlights will include a retrospective of vintage and rare Filipino film ads in the collection of art patron Danny Dolor. The Cinemalaya Film Congress is a major part of the Festival. This year also features guest resource person Ralph Guggenheim of Pixar Studios. For more information, please call CCP Film Office at telephone number (632) 832-1125 local 1704/05 and the CCP box office at (632) 832-3704 or visit www.cinemalaya.org and www.culturalcenter.gov.ph

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